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Useful Websites

Language and Literature

  • EBooks at UTD — UTD-exclusive materials.
  • Ethnologue — Resources on languages of the world.
  • First Line Index of Manuscript Poetry — From the 13th through 19th centuries.
  • Galactic Central — Treasure trove for readers interested in tracking short fiction in magazines (what has been published where) – SF/fantasy/weird, mysteries, westerns, sports, and love stories.
  • iLoveLanguages — Comprehensive catalog of online language-related resources: lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, and more.
  • Literary Encyclopedia — Exploring literature, history, and culture.
  • LOCUS Online — News, reviews, resources & perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The Science Fiction Awards Database (covering Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Philip K. Dick awards & more) is available, also.
  • Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes — How to find a novel, short story, or poem without knowing its title or author. By the Library of Congress.
  • Luminarium — Award-winning anthology of English literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century eras. Includes criticism, essays, images, timelines, and sound clips.
  • Nobel Prize — International award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and peace.
  • OverDrive: Downloadable Ebooks — Download popular books and audiobooks: bestsellers, travel guides, test prep books, and more. Available to UTD users only.
  • PAL: Perspectives in American Literature — An ongoing research and reference guide. Browse by time/literary period, author, topic, and more.
  • Perseus Digital Library — Full-text of ancient texts and more.
  • Poems, Plays, and Prose : A Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres
  • Pulitzer Prizes — Official site of U.S.-based award, given yearly since 1917, for achievements in journalism, letters, drama, and music. Includes nominees.
  • Reading Women Writers and African Literatures — Provides an overview of African women writers writing in French, South of the Sahara. In French and English.
  • Representative Poetry Online — Includes poetry, criticism, poem index, timeline, glossary, and bibliography.
  • Romantic Circles — Refereed, scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.
  • See Translation Services for resources on translating and learning languages..
  • Victorian Women Writers Project — Complete and accurate transcriptions of texts – anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama – by 19th century British women writers.